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Bemidji man dies in snowmobile crash

 On Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 4:46 AM, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s 911 Center received a 911 call reporting a crashed snowmobile along the roadside of the 4900 block of Sherman Dr NE, located on the east side of Lake Bemidji , within the Bemidji city limits.

Responding to the scene were Bemidji Police Department officers and Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies.  Despite life saving measures taken by emergency responders, the driver of the snowmobile, Seth Ryan, age 23 of Bemidji, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Mr. Ryan had struck a mailbox, telephone pedestal and several trees before coming to rest in the north ditch of Sherman Dr NE.  It appears that Mr. Ryan was riding solo.

                Assisting with the accident were the Bemidji Fire Department, Bemidji Ambulance and Minnesota State Patrol. No further information is available at this time.